Mixed Hockey Intervarsity 2016

March 4, 2016  |  News  |  Share

DIT Receive ICHA Mixed Cup from Professor Ciara O'Cathain President AIT
Mixed Hockey Intervarsity’s 2016

AIT hosted the Irish Universities and Colleges Hockey Association (IUCHA) Mixed Hockey Intervarsity on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th. This brought seven higher education colleges (DCU, UL, CICE, ITT, DIT, MU, AIT) to Athlone to play in a very competitive and sporting event. DIT emerged as winners of the IUCHA Cup with a 7:3 win over IT Tallaght in the final and AIT finished as winners of the IUCHA Shield with a very tight 1:0 win over Maynooth University in that final.
The Shield final match was a really tense affair. Maynooth University won short corner after short corner but could not score. The AIT defence was superb. Goal-keeper Andrew Heaney and Sweeper William Healy put in a sterling effort that deprived Maynooth time and time again. AIT scored the only goal of the match from open play with Philip Garry firing the ball into the back of the net after Conor Wilson ran the ball into the circle, passed to Hayley Clarke who passed on to Philip. The final minutes of the match remained extremely tense with both sides having chances, however the score stayed at 1-0 to AIT.

AIT Captain Kate Benson Receives the ICHA MIxed Shield from Professor Ciaran O'Cathain President AIT

The Mixed Hockey Intervarsity is a great social event which encourages and promotes hockey for all abilities. AIT was delighted to host the 2016 competition. A big thank you to Athlone Regional Sports Centre for the use of the facility, AIT Students Union, AIT Sports Office, the umpires, and the AIT Athletic Therapists who helped out. A special mention of thanks to Kate Benson and Leanne McInaw (AIT students) who helped in the running of the event.

Team: Kate Benson (captain), Megan Devaney, Patricia Mulligan, Conor Wilson, Leah Feane, Rebecca Kiveney, Leanne McInaw, Colum O Donoghue, William Healy, Anthony Kane, Hannah Phillips, Rebecca Mahon, Hayley Clarke, Hannah Wentges, Fiona McIntyre, Philip Garry, Leon Maimba, David Hynes, Andrew Heney. Janessa, Shaun, Sadhbh Gavin.
Coach: Rita Bennett. Manager/ Assistant coach: Sinead Purtill

Full Results are as follows:
Cup Competition
IT Tallaght v DCU 6:0
UL v DIT 0:8
DIT v IT Tallaght 3:1
DCU v UL 5:2
UL v IT Tallaght 0:3
DIT v IT Tallaght 7:3
Shield Competition
CICE v AIT 1:2
AIT v MU 1:0
MU v CICE 3:3
CICE v AIT 2:1
CICE v MU 0:3
AIT v MU 3:3
AIT v MU 1:0

AIT - ICHA Mixed Hockey Shield Winners 2016

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